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Int’l Conference on Doctoral Education in Design at WUD Sonipat on Oct 18

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The biennial conference organized by the European Academy of Design (EAD) to reflect on future of design education in its 15th edition of the International Conference on Doctoral Education in Design is coming to India for the first time. The World University of Design is hosting this important conference in partnership with the Punjab-based RIMT University at its campus in Sonipat on October 18, 2023.

The 2023 conference will be delivered over five one-day events in five cities in the world including Sonipat, Bilbao (Spain), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Espoo (Finland) and Glasgow (the UK). The conference, being held for the first time in India, explores doctoral design research and education and its role in defining agendas for the next 25 years.

Each of the five country hubs is focusing on different themes: Beyond Human-Centred Design Research (Sonipat); The Discipline of Design – Transdisciplinary Practices (Bilbao); Living in the Pluriverse (São Paulo); Exploring the Social Impact of Design Research (Espoo); and Extreme Making (Glasgow).

The in-person event at World University of Design’s Sonipat Campus will have keynote addresses and presentation by more than 25 researchers. Also, in attendance will be 150 delegates and invitees from major universities of design, industry, stakeholders, and doctoral students. For design academics and researchers, this will be an important networking event.

Two keynote speakers at the Conference are from IIT Delhi, including Jay Dhariwal who will speak on “How can we Change the World through Design Research?” and Sudipto Mukherjee whose talk is titled “Towards Developing the Mind’s Eye.” The third keynote speaker, the noted designer Mukul Goyal who has created the eponymous label comprising of objects of home decor, would share his thoughts on “Craft in Your Hands: The Interwoven Relationships between Tradition, Materials and Processes for Contemporary Design.”

Prof. (Dr.) Sanjay Gupta, Vice Chancellor, World University of Design, expressing happiness over playing the host of the conference said:“We are delighted and honored to play hosts to this prestigious global conference being held for the first time in India. The event is positioned to address the future requirements of design education. Its tagline ‘What got us here, won’t get us there,’ highlights the fact that design education is going to need a massive rethink and overhaul because the world is changing ever so rapidly. For India, this is even more relevant as doctoral education in design is almost non-existent in the country. While the hosting of this Conference in India shows that the country has come up the ladder of design education to a certain extent, the fact of the matter is that we need even higher levels of education in design if the creative domains are truly to be a catalyst in the development of Indian economy.”

Registration for delegates is open. With a single registration, the delegates would be able to attend the in-person conference at WUD Sonipat as well as the online conferences in 4 other cities.

For more information, please visit https://worlduniversityofdesign.ac.in/EAD-Conference-2023/

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